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Unread 01-30-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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ZJ Parking light mod

Has anyone on the board done the parking light mod? It's driving me crazy that the turn signal light under the main beam doesn't light up at night. Just wondering where to get a socket from that would fit it, to wire it up.

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Unread 01-30-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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Yeop. Did it to my '93 almost 10 years back. I always used XJ front sockets, on my '93 i used early '90's sockets, on my 5.9 i used gen 2 xj front sockets so it looks like they match. You also need gen1 zj front lower markers, i think the change over was 96 or 97 to the 2 prong socket vs the standard 3 prong socket.

My ZG front amber markers are 3 prongs.
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Unread 01-30-2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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Yeop. Did it to my '93 almost 10 years back. I always used XJ front sockets, on my '93 i used early '90's sockets, on my 5.9 i used gen 2 xj front sockets so it looks like they match. You also need gen1 zj front lower markers, i think the change over was 96 or 97 to the 2 prong socket vs the standard 3 prong socket.

My ZG front amber markers are 3 prongs.
I have a 97. I did notice that the 93-96 parking lights are three prongs. Those parking lights should bolt right into my 97 right? and will the 97-01 XJ front socket screw into these because they're three prongs?
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Unread 01-30-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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Yep! I had a '95 marker & a '98 marker, and '98 cherokee front turn signal sockets. Those early ZJ markers bolt in '93-'98, and pretty much any xj front turn signal socket will work. I like the oem units vs after market, the aftermarkets are crap builds, more expensive, etc. The oem's are great quality, theres always a ton of wrecked xj cherokees in the junk yard & the sockets are cheaper.
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Unread 01-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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Yep! I had a '95 marker & a '98 marker, and '98 cherokee front turn signal sockets. Those early ZJ markers bolt in '93-'98, and pretty much any xj front turn signal socket will work. I like the oem units vs after market, the aftermarkets are crap builds, more expensive, etc. The oem's are great quality, theres always a ton of wrecked xj cherokees in the junk yard & the sockets are cheaper.
What did you use for bulbs?
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Unread 01-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #6
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Cant remember off the top of my head the #, but whatever was stock for a '98 cherokee, but amber. I'd suggest replacing marker bulbs with new amber 194's
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Unread 01-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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I'll do that so it doesn't look faded or off color with old vrs new bulbs. Thanks for letting me pick your brain. They should have lit that up from the factory.
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Unread 01-30-2012, 03:26 PM   #8
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i have been wanting to do this mod since i got the jeep! post some pics and a write up when you do this
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Sorry for my ignorance, but what exactly is this mod?
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Unread 01-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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i have been wanting to do this mod since i got the jeep! post some pics and a write up when you do this
Will do. If I can escape for a little while I'll try to do a video for you guys. I'll have to wait for another warm day around here. Got lucky last Saturday.
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Sorry for my ignorance, but what exactly is this mod?
You know when you turn the parking lights on and the directional lights under the main beam don't light up with the side markers?

This mod will make it a marker light and also a turn signal. It looks like it would have come from the factory when it's done.

It drives me nuts that they don't light up. To me they look burnt out.
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Unread 01-30-2012, 03:35 PM   #12
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I will have to look tonight. Sounds interesting! I might do it if it turns out good for you.
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Here's a pic of my 5.9 right after i bought it & did the mod.
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Unread 01-30-2012, 03:47 PM   #14
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There yah go...thanks TAZ
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